Chapter Meeting - Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:30-13:00

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Chapter Meeting, Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:30a-1:00p

Due to the continuing pandemic, the meeting will be held via Zoom.

Please register (registration opens at noon, the first of the month). Zoom meeting details will be sent to all registered participants.


Title:  Demystify Machine Learning in Cyber Security & Connect the Dots Through Graph ML

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have become the buzz words for Cyber Security. Everyone is talking about them, as if they are magic black boxes. In this talk, we are going to white-box ML to some extent to understand what is possible with the current generalization of technology in particular for the cyber security field. Furthermore, we will dive into one important example, how we can use Graph ML to better “connecting the dots” and to link multiple individual suspicious activities to understand the big picture of attacks.

Speaker: Dr. Albert Zhichun Li, Chief Security Scientist, Stellar Cyber

Bio: Dr. Albert Zhichun Li serves as chief security scientist at Stellar Cyber, Silicon Valley-based security company that created the industry’s first Open Detection and Response (Open-XDR) platform. Li has 20-year experiences in security, and 15-year experiences in applying ML to security. Previously, Li was the head of NEC Labs computer security department, where he initiated, architected and commercialized NEC’s own AI-driven security platform, and 9 of his direct reports became security professors in top universities. Li is a holder of 40 U.S. patents and has published 50+ seminal research papers in top security, AI and system academic conferences. His research has been featured in media outlets like MIT Technology Review and Wall Street Journal. He has a doctorate in system and network security from Northwestern University.

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm